Why a Professional Makeup Artist is Invaluable

It's no big secret that it takes team work to deliver consistent, high quality results day in and day out.  Whether I am working with my amazing retoucher or a makeup artist, each person is an integral part of my team.

Having a top quality makeup artist I can count on is incredibly important. The application of makeup elevates the the final images in presentation and quality.  Consulting on everything from skincare to proper color palettes that best flatter your style, skin and bone structure, a professional makeup artist is invaluable.

In addition, the process of having makeup applied relaxes the client and evokes a level of confidence and a feeling of beauty that is beneficial when I begin capturing the range of expression found in a signature Richard Waine headshot session.

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By bringing talented people into the fold, I can focus on that which matters most, the details and the process.

It is with great pleasure that I introduce Lionel Adriano, makeup artist extraordinaire. 

Much like myself, Lionel is a transplant to Lancaster. Originally from Hawaii, he found his way out to Pennsylvania and I am glad to have been introduced to him.


Lionel and I had been discussing collaboration for quite some time, but were unable to make our schedules work.  Now, that wedding season is over, we are moving forward!

He is a certified M.A.C. makeup artist, and was voted the best makeup artist in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by the readers of Lancaster County Magazine, Susquehanna Style Magazine and Lancaster Newspaper.  His attention to detail, positive attitude, and perfectionism gels very well with my operation.  

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In fact, Amy, one of our recent clients had this to say: 

"Richard, and his makeup artist Lionel, were both AMAZING to work with! From the moment I arrived they made me feel comfortable and walked me through everything. Having never done a shoot before, I needed a bit of coaching, but Richard was patient in his persistence about getting just the right shot. I highly recommend working with Richard for your photography needs!"


Truth be told, Lionel is a big part of the client experience in my studio.  He has a calming, gentle demeanor and makes sitting in a makeup chair feel like you're at the spa.

I am glad to collaborate with Lionel, and look forward to watching him work his makeup magic.